A Lismore City councillor believes ‘tiny houses’ could be a way to deal with the city’s homeless population.
Cr Adam Guise has lodged a notice of motion for next week’s meeting calling on the council to seek expressions of interest from ‘tiny’ housing providers.
Cr Guise said having a safe and healthy home was a human right.
‘Lismore has a significant homeless population and affordable housing shortage,’ he said.
‘Tiny houses are increasingly popular, lower cost than traditional houses, and suit older, single demographics whose needs aren’t being met by current housing stock.
Cr Guise pointed out that council staff were currently working on a process that would see public expressions of interest sought for projects/partnerships to allocate $3.3 million in council funds unspent from the Building Better Regional Cities fund.
‘Seeking partnerships with tiny house providers offers an innovative solution to addressing housing affordability and helps meet the needs of those currently excluded from the housing market,’ he said.